Weymouth beauty therapist nails cancer fundraising campaign (From Dorset Echo)

by Symptom Advice on April 4, 2012

Weymouth beauty therapist nails cancer fundraising campaign

3:00pm Friday 16th March 2012 in News by Emma Walker

Kaleigh Harler, left, is supporting Teal Tips, a campaign to raise awareness and vital funds for ovarian cancer suffererers, like her aunt Gill Harler, right

A BEAUTY therapist is raising awareness and money for sufferers of ovarian cancer.

Kaleigh Harler, who works at Zen Hair & Beauty Centre in Weymouth, is supporting Teal Tips, a campaign to get women to paint their nails in teal-coloured polish during March.

For every £10 file and polish in teal she carries out £5 will go towards ovarian cancer charity Ovacome.

this fundraising effort is taking place throughout March which is the nationwide Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

she will be using the OPI Teal the Cows Come Home shade, with supplier Lena White agreeing to donate £1 to Ovacome for every £11 bottle sold during March.

Kaleigh said she was inspired by the campaign after her aunt Gill Harler, 62, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Kaleigh said: “With marine or mermaid colours hitting the fashion pages teal is a great on-trend colour to wear.

“Being so striking it is bound to get women to talk about the main symptoms of the disease, which still frighteningly few are aware of.”

she added that she came across the Teal Tips campaign while reading one of her aunt’s ovarian cancer advice magazines.

mrs Harler, who lives in Weymouth, said: “It is amazing what Kaleigh is doing, “I am just so proud of her.

“I think people aren’t aware of the symptoms so awareness is really important.

“Girls as young as 16 can get it and a lot of people need to know more about it.

“The campaign is a national one so it is vital local people get involved and help in any way.”

Tracy Ironside, who owns Zen Hair & Beauty Centre in Dorchester Road, was happy to support Kaleigh by letting her donate part of the profits.

Kaleigh added her thanks to everyone who supported her and encouraged anyone who can to support the campaign.

Ovacome research has found that 90 per cent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer were unaware of its symptoms.

To purchase a bottle of OPI’s Teal the Cows Come Home varnish call 01923 240010.

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